WASHINGTON, D.C.—ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, welcomes Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, to the ICMA Strategic Partners Program at the general partner level.
Philips Lighting has been revolutionizing lighting for more than 125 years. The company is a pioneer in the world-changing development of digital light and energy efficient LED that leads the way in intelligent and connected lighting systems and services. By leveraging existing lighting infrastructure as a pathway to the Internet of Things, Philips Lighting is making people’s lives more safe, inspired, and comfortable, making businesses more productive and profitable, making cities more efficient and livable, and making the world more sustainable and prosperous.
“We at ICMA look forward to our new partnership with Philips Lighting,” said ICMA Executive Director Marc Ott. “Thanks to their numerous innovations, LED lighting options are becoming more popular, and having an expert view on the implementation and uses of these technologies will benefit our members as they work to build resilient cities, towns, and counties.”
“Light is ubiquitous and a fundamental component of public safety and the economic development of cities, counties, and communities throughout North America,” said Herb Sharpe, Vice President Public Sector, Systems and Service at Philips Lighting. “In partnering with ICMA and supporting its membership, we can draw from our collective expertise and experiences to find new solutions to some of the toughest challenges affecting the communities that we serve. We look forward to creating positive impact through a close partnership and collaboration with ICMA."
ICMA created its Strategic Partners Program in 1996 as an access point for private sector participation in association programs and activities. ICMA Strategic Partners help professional local government managers and their staffs by showcasing leading practice solutions and providing thought leadership.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association advances professional local government worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 11,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.
About Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at http://www.newsroom.lighting.philips.com